Newsmaker Chats

Chat with a city staff attorney about downtown Lawrence safety issues
July 7, 2006
Downtown Lawrence has faced many safety concerns. City attorney Scott Miller answers questions about these issues.
Chat with Fire Marshal Rich Barr about fireworks
June 29, 2006
Fire Marshal Rich Barr talks about fireworks.
Chat with Xan Wedel about latest U.S. Census figures
June 22, 2006
Xan Wedel, information specialist for the Policy Research Institute at Kansas University, explains the implications of census estimates that indicate a drop in Lawrence’s population.
Chat with Robert Foster, director of Lawrence City Band
June 15, 2006
The director of the Lawrence City Band answers questions about his favorite Sousa march and preparing for performances.
Chat with Douglas County District Chief Judge Robert Fairchild
June 8, 2006
Chief Judge Robert Fairchild discusses Judge Paula Martin, the handling of possession arrests at the Wakarusa Festival, and the specialization of courts.
Chat with Bobbie Flory, Lawrence Home Builders Assn., about ‘Blitz Build’
June 1, 2006
Bobbie Flory of the Lawrence Home Builders Association, talks about the Blitz Build for Habitat for Humanity.
Chat with Fred DeVictor, Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department director
May 25, 2006
Fred DeVictor, Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department director, talks about the outdoor aquatic center, softball fields, and park safety.
Chat with Lawrence Public Schools Supt. Randy Weseman
May 17, 2006
Superintendent Weseman covered the topics of graduation, kindergarten, and snacks in schools.
Chat with a Kansas health official about ABC’s movie on a bird flu pandemic
May 10, 2006
Mindee Reece, director of the KDHE Center for Public Health Preparedness, and Dick Morrissey, deputy director for the KDHE Division of Health, discuss the possibility of a bird flu outbreak, pandemic flu concerns, and the ABC television movie, “Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America.”
Chat with Lawrence Fire Chief Mark Bradford
May 5, 2006
Lawrence’s Fire Chief talks about the recent underground gas tank leaks and other issues of fire safety.
Chat with a KU law professor about high court recusal, investigation
April 27, 2006
KU law professor Mike Hoeflich discusses Justice Nuss’ decision to recuse himself from the school finance case.